Monday, September 16, 2013


I've mentioned before that I've been pretty busy with a freelance assignment.  It's nice to have a paying project in the works! Anyway, that hasn't left me much time for a lesson.  So today I have some freebies I'd like to share.

First up, a gemstone brush.  I used this to make the Byzantine paper doll a couple of weeks ago.  It's an Illustrator file and should work with CS4 and up.

There are four brushes in the set: one light gemstone, one dark gemstone, one light big & small alternating, and one dark big & small alternating.  The gemstones will take on the stroke color you use.  For instance, the two circles in the image above were made with the same red stroke color.

Secondly, I have a set of repeating lace patterns.  Again, these should work with Illustrator CS4 and up.  These are black lace patterns without a background color.  These would work great as a secondary fill with a blending mode applied.  I've also included the brush I used to make the lace patterns.

I hope this are useful!  Feel free to used these for any projects - personal or commercial.  A link back is nice but not necessary.  Enjoy!


  1. Thanks :) I hope these are handy! I find and use so many resources online that sometimes I feel compelled to give back some, too.